5/27/13 Patriarchy with Rosaries Why is God instantly assumed a male in our and previous societies? The novel “Across a hundred mountains” by Reyna Grande consists of tragedy surrounding the Garcia family. Juana Garcia along with her mother must endure the absence of her Father that left to the United States to support them. As time passes by, the father fails to return leaving Juana and her mother vulnerable to poverty, abuse, and loss of faith. Juana impatient for the return of her father ventures to the Tijuana, and then the United States in search for her father, evidently taking dual identities of a fallen friend that at the cost of her life, allowed Juana to push forward the search for her father.
The poem is divided into six quatrains, each following an AABB rhyme scheme (Todd, Bella). In the first stanza, the author introduces the teller of the poem, a young boy whose mother had perished and was consequently sold by his father into working as a chimney sweeper (Kennedy, Gioia 441).With this introduction, William Blake gives rise to a dark and sad scenario in an attempt to capture the reader’s emotions. This is further supported when the young child recalls on how he couldn’t even pronounce the word “sweep” when he was introduced into the chimney sweeping business. This would constitute a direct allegation of his young age. In addition to this, he tells us with a childish and innocent tone of some of the harsh conditions which child chimney sweepers like him had to endure, “So your chimneys I sweep, and in soot I sleep,” (Kennedy, Gioia 441).
The language Gwen Harwood uses in these poems emphasises the feeling of drained energy and failure in other aspects of their lives (for example fugue playing). Phrases such as whine, bicker, tug at skirt and rehearsing names and birthdays show the poet’s cleverness in incorporating everyday annoyances into the poem In The Park. Suburban Sonnet uses words like nausea, overpowers, scours, yawned and soft corpse to strengthen the point of the poem. These two sonnets are examples of Gwen Harwood leading the audience to share her thoughts
He figured that since he comes from a family background of living one hundred plus years, that he might be alone and lonely throughout his whole life. So he marries an old relative, Zeena, who came and helped his mother after his dad died. Throughout Ethan Frome, every character seems to be frustrated with something, and they all don’t know how to deal with it. “The theme of frustration is reinforced by the inarticulateness of all the characters in Ethan Frome.” (Ciccarelli 128). His dad died first and then Ethan had to stop going to school in order to help his mother.
Kathryn Sonnie Poetry Essay- Final Draft Comp 111 N24 November 13, 2012 Kelly Cherry’s “Alzheimer’s” People who read Kelly Cherry’s Alzheimer can interpret the poem differently because people have different backgrounds. Someone who has been personally affected by a family member who has this disease can understand what Cherry has experienced. Her experience comes from dealing with her father’s fight with Alzheimer’s. But someone who never seen or experienced the devastating effects on a loved one would think that she was disrespecting her father by calling him crazy. The poem is written in a way that describes what her father’s mind is going through starting with what he does not know and ends with things he somewhat remembers but still leaving him a shell of his former self.
In the beginning of the story, Hamlet’s character was struggling with the sudden marriage of his mother, Gertrude, to his uncle, Claudius, a month after his father is death. For a young man, it’s hard to believe that he understood why his mother quickly married Claudius especially since, Claudius is his uncle. Later he learned that his father’s ghost was sighted. Intuitively, he knew there had to be some kind of “foul play.” At this point, Hamlet is a university student; his morals and way of thinking are defined by books and what was taught to him. This is seen when he speaks about the flaws of men, setting a bad reputation for all, and the man’s flaws causing their “downfall.”(a.1, sc.4, l.) Upon meeting his father’s ghost, he learns that Claudius killed his father, and that he must take on the task of avenging his death.
This essay is going to be on how the book Great Expectations shows how childhood was back then. It also as Dickens, along with other 19th century novelists, were very interested with childhood and in orphans. the innocence in childhood connecting with the sadness and suffering he’s been through. Pip portrays children's innocence as well as giving us an insight as to how children were treated and how they understood things in those times. ‘I give Pirrip as my father's name on the authority of his tombstone.’ We discover immediately that Pip is an orphan.
The poem’s title suggests that the poem is about a certain “Papa”, also known as a father but in fact, it is an exploration of the character's experiences and how the character faced the harsh reality of living with his “Papa’s”. The first text of the poem suggests a lot of things already complaints, disgust, sacrifice, respect. “The whiskey of your breath could make a small boy dizzy” verifies the fact that since childhood, the character had to have the presence of an alcoholic father. He admits that “such waltzing was not easy” and that he “hung on like death.” At the same time, there was resistance and there was surrender. The character, had to tolerate smelling the whiskey in his father’s breath.
Ernest Harris Mrs. Johnson English 102 December 5, 2011 The Chimney Sweeper In William Blake’s poem, readers will read about child labor and slavery portrayed through a child. In the poem “The Chimney Sweeper”, a reader will find out several things that make this poem stand out and that lead the reader to the theme. Some things in this poem that will attract attention to Blake’s poem are imagery, diction, and theme. In William Blake’s poem, “The Chimney Sweeper”, Blake conveys the speaker as a generation of children having to suffer because their innocence due to slavery and child labor characterizing their use of words, imagery, opposites, and theme. The use of diction in “The Chimney Sweeper” helps in understanding the poem.
The title reinforces that any death no matter how small it is still heroic. Shooting stars creates imagery in the reader’s mind it could mean the shooting of the Jews adorned with the star of David. Duffy uses haunting imagery and makes every word do memorable that it prepares the reader for the rest of the poem. In the first stanza education for leisure illustrates the personas feelings and frustration towards its current status. The opening line “today I’m going to kill something” evokes a shocking and chilling image of the poetic persona.